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Engine replacement or what's next?

Water is " pouring out from the bottom of the engine and 2

bent valves.

Short background:
recently purchased used for $900. Needed muffler. Had muffler


While driving from Connectict to Georgia, engaged the cruise

control and it got stuck going up a hill and reved really

high from 65 to 80 mph.

Pulled car over and tried to restart. Car seemed like

throttle was stuck because it was reving high still.

Ended up getting it towed to a local shop they diagnosed and

told me "two valves were bent" due to Floating from high

engine rev and "maybe some head damage."

Attempted to " limp " car back to GA but car conked out again

after a "Pop sound almost like backfire".

After getting towed again checked fluids and saw antifreeze


Poured in antfreeze and noticed it was running out from the

bottom of the engine as fast as I poured it in the resevoir.

Car currently in storage in Conectticut.

Is engine repairable or, should I just swap it out or, cut my

losses and try to find another and part this out or scrap?

I paid $900 for it but during 2 day ordeal ending up spending

another $500 just to get home.

Thanks in advance.
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